Speak Out Against Misleading Driver
March 17, Washington DC–Recently, the Coalition for a Secure Driver's License, released a television advertisement regarding the issue of illegal immigrants' access to photo IDs and drivers' licenses. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) acknowledges the importance of this issue, however, must raise some serious concerns about the advertisement.
The advertisement incorrectly conflates the issues of immigration and national security while also inflaming fears about Arabs, Muslims, and Arab-Americans. In effect, the Coalition for a Secure Driver's License utilizes anti-terrorism rhetoric to push their anti-immigration agenda. The TV spot, which began airing March 15, was created by Stevens Reed Curcio & Potholm who also created the "Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth" campaign during the 2004 Presidential